U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced seven sites in Oregon that will receive $8.2 million in brownfield funding for environmental assessment and cleanup projects. The grants will help transform the sites into community assets, attract jobs and promote economic revitalization.
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Staff spotlight on Orin Schmitt
This month, DEQ turns the spotlight on Orin Schmitt, who for many of you, is one of your first points of contact here at the agency. But Orin is more than about just onboardin
Enforcement at work: Owens-Brockway installs pollution controls at glass recycling plant
After DEQ issued the Owens-Brockway glass recycling plant a $1 million fine in June 2021 for air quality violations, the company signed an agreement in October 2021 resolving the enforcement action and giving Owens-Brockway two options: install pollution controls or shut down.
Turning water into beer
Washington County’s recycled water can now be used by breweries and distilleries to make beer, whiskey and other adult beverages.
Video: DEQ Laboratory develops lower-cost SensOR™
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DEQ awards $600,000 in grants for reduce, reuse, recycle programs in Oregon
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is awarding nearly $600,000 in grants to 17 organizations around the state to promote reduction, reuse and recycling of consumer materials. These annual grants, provided by DEQ’s Materials Management program, boost projects that benefit Oregon’s environment and share best practices.